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Have Claremont changed their policy on playing juniors in the senior team?

Thought they were fairly rigid on not playing under 18's in the seniors.

What are your thoughts on todays game?

Sound like Schache had a massive game:

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-05-31/schache-boots-eight-as-vic-country-thumps-wa?utm_medium=RSS

Claremont are not the side they were although you can see them building again with a very nice set of players who were not drafted coming through and building good WAFL careers. I think it is more a case of what Petrovski-Seton showed in those games, it was to good not to give him a run.

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Claremont are not the side they were although you can see them building again with a very nice set of players who were not drafted coming through and building good WAFL careers. I think it is more a case of what Petrovski-Seton showed in those games, it was to good not to give him a run.

Cheers PSD.

Really appreciate the report on the game, you've given us a great run down of the game.

Look forward to seeing these guys in action in the return matches in Victoria.

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These are some of the write ups from the games:-

South Australia downs Vic Metro in U18s led by flying Francis

SOUTH AUSTRALIA 4.4 7.8 9.13 13.15 (93)

VIC METRO 0.3 2.4 6.4 10.8 (68)

GOALS

South Australia: Markov 5, Redman 3, Allen 2, Nunn, Milera, Combe

Vic Metro: Houston 4, Matera 2, Leonardis, Crocker, Answerth, Silvagni

BEST

South Australia: Francis, Markov, Partington, Olekains, Snelling, Milera

Vic Metro: O'Kearney, Gresham, Houston, Gallucci, Balic, Leonardis

Josh Schache boots eight as Vic Country thumps WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA 0.2 2.2 4.5 5.9 (39)

VIC COUNTRY 5.6 10.9 13.14 21.18 (144)

GOALS

Western Australia: Ah Chee 2, Clark, Rogers, Shaw

Vic Country: Schache 8, Holmes 3, Ainsworth, Poholke, McKay 2, Mathieson, Eades, Simpkin, Skinner

BEST

Western Australia: Shaw, Clark, Ridley, Harrold, Powell-Pepper, Rotham

Vic Country: Schache, Collins, Tucker, Berry, Mathieson, Holmes

Slow start sinks Vic Metro

Vic Country wins out west

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Cheers PSD.

Really appreciate the report on the game, you've given us a great run down of the game.

Look forward to seeing these guys in action in the return matches in Victoria.

I'll be in Victoria next week tossing up heading down to Simmonds to see Vic Metro vs Vic Country as I will miss Metro when they come to Perth. Will see how Sunday pans out with the family

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Very interested in Clark, especially in the 2nd round.

At 193cm he's a big big mid, and running a 15+ beep.

Good hands in the clinches.

Nothing spectacular about him, but well equipped to grow into a solid Barlow type midfielder, which is nothing to sneeze at.

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Can't see Tucker going that high if he remains playing the half back role rather than moving through the midfield.

And there's little likelihood Partington will go top three. He's a solid, know-what-you-get mid, and they very, very rarely go that high - I see him as low first round / high second. Think Dunstan - in theory should be able to play afl level straight away, but doesn't have the upside of Parish, Balic, or Ah Chee for instance.

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I suspect we'll see Tucker play midfield at times for VC, he's had a couple of dominant games in midfield at TA level. Might need to show a bit more ability to win his own ball to go in the upper half of the top 10. Not saying he can't do it, but I haven't seen it yet.

Tend to agree with you on Partington.

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South Australia v Western Australia

Saturday 6 June, 2015, 12noon

AAMI Stadium

South Australia

B: Agostino, Surman, Evans

HB: Bonner, Westhoff, Francis

C: Dew, Snelling, Olekains

HF: Milera, Allen, Markov

F: Brind, Ladhams, Redman

FOLL: Parealla, Graham, Haysman

I/C: Tahana, Wildman, Combe, Partington, Nunn

IN: Graham, Brind, Wildman, Evans

OUT: Agius, Scharenberg, Bampton, Hewett (all rotated)

Western Australia

B: J Taylor, Glass-McCasker, Harrold

HB: Ah Chee, Mirco, Watson

C: Clark, Rogers, Schoenfield

HF: Shaw, Smith, Zurhaar

F: Petrevski-Seton, Strnadica, Ehlers

FOLL: Cronan, Mountford, Ridley

I/C Bennett, Power-Pepper, Florenca, M Taylor, Snadden, Hura

IN: M Taylor, J Taylor, Schoenfield, Strnadica, Mountford, Cronin, Zurhaar, Hura

OUT: M Jones, Daniels, Goddard, Hinchcliffe (all rotated) Waterman, Rotham (soreness) Hackett (injury) Mason (omitted)

Vic Country v Vic Metro

Sunday 7 June, 2015, 12noon

Simmonds Stadium

Vic Country

B: Sexton, Collins, Capiron

HB: Tucker, Weitering, Berry

C: Glen, Holmes, Mennen

HF: Simpkin, Schache, Broadie

F: Ainsworth, McKay, Parish

FOLL: Nyuon, Mathieson, Cole

I/C: Johnston, Mutimer, Doedee, Cox, Eades, Hearn, Doedee

IN: Sexton, Hearn, Parish, Cox, Capiron (Dunkley playing Richmond VFL)

OUT: Rice (injured- shoulder), Skinner (injured- Knee), Costigan & Poholke rotated

Vic Metro

B: Tashevki-Beckwith, Whitehead, Beddison

HB: T Thompson, Keppel, Morgan

C: Leonardis, Crocker, Pearce

HF: Houston, H Thompson, Cunningham

F: Kerbatieh, McLarty, Hardwick

FOLL: Kovacevic, Parsons, O'Kearney

I/C: Lok, Perry, Smith, Cameron, Gallucci, R Clarke

IN: Pearce, Perry, Cunningham, Tashevki-Beckwith, Keppel, Kerbatieh, McLarty, Hardwick, Kovacevic

OUT: Gresham, Answerth, Phillips, Balic, Moore, Silvagni, J.Colllins (all rotated), Batty (soreness) Matera (injured- foot stress fracture- 4 weeks) Firns (injured- Knee Tendonopathy- 1 week)

Unavailable:

Fiorini (injured- metacarpel fracture- 2 weeks), Jeffs (injured- knee stress fracture- 5 weeks), Weideman (injured- foot fracture- indefinite)

Round 3 Details

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SA's Aaron Francis is the bolter for a top three draft spot. He's had two BOG's in a row at the carnival and looks like a really versatile player who can take up most positions on the ground which makes him a very attractive proposition for most clubs.

U18s: Francis leads SA to big win over WA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA 4.2 10.7 14.11 18.15 (123)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA 2.2 2.3 6.5 7.8 (50)

GOALS

South Australia: Francis 4, Brind 3, Allen 3, Partington 2, Haysman, Bonner, Nunn, Olekains, Markov, Redman

Western Australia: Clark, Mirco, Ridley, Zurhaar, Petrevski-Seton, Strnadica, Ehlers

BEST

South Australia: Francis, Brind, Parella, Partington, Snelling, Surman

Western Australia: Mountford, Zurhaar, Watson, Harrold, Ah Chee, M.Taylor

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Definitely looking like a tall crop in 2015:

- Weitering

- Schache

- Francis

- Weideman

All likely top 10ers at this stage.

We need mids but if a class tall is there, it would be super tempting.

Is Schache from around Hopetoun Vic Andrew?

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